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Importance of Crop Staging in Fungicide Application

Canola field after Prairies thunderstorm

As we move into summer, crops are continuing to advance across the prairies.  The combination of moisture, heat and sunlight have helped crops through their early stages as producers wrap up their herbicide application.  Soon crops will be reaching the stage where it will be time to apply fungicides.  The decision whether to spray fungicide can be a tricky one because, unlike weeds, crops need to be sprayed before disease is visible or it will be too late.  Weather also plays an important role as hot, dry conditions are negative to disease development.  Nonetheless, fungicide application is an important management tool in helping to achieve high yielding, quality crops as disease, when left unchecked, can cause severe problems in these areas.  As producers are well aware, fungicide application comes at a substantial cost and it is very important to ensure it… Read More »

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